Talk:Christian Jacq

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NPOV: Maybe we should rewrite this statement "Jacq's series offers a simplified vision of the life of the pharaoh" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.115.19.103 (talkcontribs) 2006-01-23T15:27:15‎

When I've developed the fr.wikipedia article on this topic, I've found sources doesn't note simplification, but a lack of objectivity, and a tendancy to adopt as POV the pharaons' propaganda. --Dereckson (talk) 20:06, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

It's an idealised POV but is a work of fiction extolling virtues of its characters. The character depicted is no longer living so his 'propaganda' would come down to inscriptions and so on. One can hardly criticise an author of fiction for not going into detail about things he didn't wish to include in the storyline: would it really be 'objective' to denigrate an author and pull the novels into a controversial debate over current feelings towards the real Ramses? No other sources do this. (Compare, for instance, the online article in Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Christian-Jacq). Attacking Jacq's take on Ramses would necessitate finding a balance of literary criticism which barely exists, and then perhaps similarly forcing personal views onto Tyldesley's novels as well. Hardly Wikipedia's place one might think. I suggest leave it as it is. Parzivalamfortas 22:38, 1 November 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Parzivalamfortas (talkcontribs)

There some issues on the Britannica biography:
  • they use 'earning a doctorate', but a phD isn't something you earn, it's something to prove you're able to do scientific research
  • 'recognition from the French Academy' is a lie, one of the Jacq's novel won (with 30 others this year) one of the numerous prize ADMINISTRATED by the French Academy
  • before Champollion l’Egyptien, other historical novels published as Chritian Jacq treated other subjects so 'determined to share the enthusiasm and awe he felt for Egypt with as wide an audience as possible' is puzzling, especially when the author explains in several interviews not intending that first, but found himself to be very happy to be able to finally associate the two passions of his life, writing and Egypt.
  • citation needed for 'Jacq was given much of the credit for a significant increase in the number of French tourists traveling to Egypt in the late 1990s' — Antic Egypt become a trend in France (but was in the past too, it's something cyclical), it's not clear the impact of Jacq on this trend
--Dereckson (talk) 00:42, 8 November 2016 (UTC)